Re: Re: [CR]Eddie Merckx replica bikes on sale


From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: "William McGehee" <wmcgehee1@juno.com>
References: <20030624.130440.-488495.22.wmcgehee1@juno.com>
Subject: Re: Re: [CR]Eddie Merckx replica bikes on sale
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 14:02:15 -0400
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

----- Original Message ----- From: William McGehee <wmcgehee1@juno.com>
> This is puzzling? Did they find old stock and paint or are they taking
> orders to build
> replica's? If so, the picture looks to have internal cable routing and
> tapered fork crowns,
> none of which would match the team bike from the past. AND why would
> the factory
> have frames "on the rack" that could not have been manufactured in that
> facility?

Hi Bill,

The answer to your questions is right there in Bruce's message - "When we visited the Merckx facory last year we saw a few MX Leader frames sitting neglected on the rack. So we thought we would get a few sprayed in the classic Molteni colours..."

These frames are a few years old, and are "replicas" in basic colors and decal styles only.

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio